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Kings beat Islanders for a New York-area sweep
Kings beat Islanders for a New York-area sweep

Kings center Anze Kopitar and his linemates put on something of a clinic in the offensive zone, an impressive show of possession late in the third period. Such a stretch of domination often results in a goal, via the Kopitar-Marian Gaborik connection. This time, the Kopitar chemistry clicked with defenseman Andrej Sekera and resulted in Kopitar's game-winning goal with 4:23 remaining, giving the Kings a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. "We were in their zone for quite a bit and I guess we had the eye contact with Andrej and he was able to fire it at my stick," said Kopitar, who redirected the shot for his 16th goal of the season. "At that...

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